Distinguished Judges Discuss Patent System in CPIP Event

Four distinguished judges took part in a panel discussion regarding the patent system at a May 14 event co-sponsored by the law school's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and the Federalist Society's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Professor Adam Mossoff, Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar for CPIP, helped organize the event, which took place at the National Press Club before a maximum-capacity crowd and was presented to viewers over a live webcast.

Entitled "Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges," the program considered conflicting perspectives on whether today's patent system promotes or hampers innovation. Panelists were The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; The Honorable Paul R. Michel, former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; The Honorable Richard Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; and The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and Professor of Law at George Mason, who acted as moderator of the panel.

Watch the webcast